Selwyn Family History

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Selwyn Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name, Selewyne, from the Old English personal name Selewine, composed of the elements sele ‘hall’ + wine ‘friend’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Selway, Selman, Goldwyn, Gerwin, Ellen, Selden, Yelton, Yellin

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Selwyn Family Origin

Where is the Selwyn family from?

Selwyn Family Occupations

What did your Selwyn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Selwyn occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Selwyn's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Selwyn family was Farmer. Agricultural Labourer, Cattle Dealer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Selwyn.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Cattle Dealer

  • Carpenter

  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Selwyn ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Selwyn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Selwyn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selwyn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Selwyn. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Selwyn. For the veterans among your Selwyn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Selwyn Life Expectancy

What is the average Selwyn lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Selwyn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Selwyn in 1955 was 35, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Selwyn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Selwyn ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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